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XL & DBD (Death Before Dishonor)

XL & DBD (Death Before Dishonor)
Country:United States
Releases:[The Original] [Live From Ninevah : What next] [Sodom and America]
Info:XL & DBD are an early example of rapcore, the mixing of metal and rap. Todd 'XL' Stevens is the lead guitarist and the primary songwriter. XL can be seen as a veteran, since he's been active since the early 1990s in holy hip hop. The name XL was given to Todd Stevens by the Dynamic Twins in 1990, because of his size. The bandname DBD stands for Death Before Dishonor.

XL has performed live with Soldiers For Christ (SFC), the Dynamic Twins and Peace 586 plus rockbands.

The band Death Before Dishonor exists of two members:
Eric Stevens, bass guitarist. He has performance experiences, that include the Cornerstone Festival in Illinois and New Earth (formerly The Coffee House) in Kansas City.
Tony Stevens, drummer and percussionist. An educator and performer steeped in traditions ranging from the Nigerian Udu to the Celtic Bodhran. He has lectured and performed at colleges and universities for a number of years.

The crew released Sodom and America on Brainstorm in 1993. Their sophomore album Live From Ninevah : What Next would take some time until 2002. The lyrics of XL & DBD are about the moral decline in the United States.

XL has released a solo album entitled The Original in 2005 with a guest appearance of Voice. The record does not contain the rock crossover sound, but old school hip hop. XL can also be found as a musician, (bass) guitar, on albums in the 1990s, like Apocalypse - The Final Plea (1992) or Dynamic Twins - No Room to Breathe (1993). The MC is currently working with Soup The Chemist.

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Release:The Original
The Original
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Media:[Audio CD]
Recordlabel:4th Man Records
Info:The album is released as a solo album in 2005.

1. XL The Original
2. Still Standing
3. Mama
4. Baby Girl
5. Ready For War
6. Love What I feel
7. Be Pure
8. Who's God
9. Black Rose
10. Stop Running
11. Be Born Again
12. Overcome
13. Family - family version
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Release:Live From Ninevah : What next
Live From Ninevah : What next
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2002 [ Listen to HHH from this era on Spotify ]
Recordlabel:Indie (Independant Release)
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Release:Sodom and America
Sodom and America
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:1993 [ Listen to HHH from this era on Spotify ]
Info:1. Brother To The Saboteur
2. Sodom And America
3. Kiss Of Chaos
4. Death Before Dishonor
5. Don't Fool Yourself
6. My So Called Friend Death
7. Die (That Settles It!)
8. Woman
9. Fatal Blow
10. Sifting With The Sickle
11. Brink Of Insanity
12. Afrock
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